The planting of rabi pulses in India is still behind last year due to a deficit of productive precipitation during the period of monsoon rains.
According to India’s Agriculture Ministry, 11.37 Ml ha had been planted by December 7 (76% of projected area) that is 10% less than a year earlier and 4% below the five-year average. This includes 7.7 Ml ha planted to India’s main pulse crop – chickpeas – that is down 13% from last year’s 8.894 Ml ha. Farmers had planted 1.395 Ml ha of lentils by the reporting date (down 6%).
The total planted area of all winter crops, including grains and oilseeds, for the 2018/19 harvest is 6% smaller than a year ago (41.43 Ml ha against 44.156 Ml ha by the same date in 2017), reports UkrAgroConsult.
More detailed information is available to subscribers for new monthly market report “Pulses report” by UkrAgroConsult.
Specialized monthly report focused on Black Sea pulses (peas, lentils, kidney beans, chickpeas, mung beans, and other niche crops), though it also presents a detailed analysis of world pulse market trends and prices. The analytical material is broken down by the region’s key pulse producers: Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Romania and Bulgaria.
Please note global production of pulse crops increases steadily and is predicted to reach 60 MMT by 2020.